Another transfer saga that will probably go to the wire.
As if it wasn’t enough with Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney, now the proposed transfer of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona to Manchester United has become an incessant ‘will he, won’t he’ saga.
Whereas a deal had been looking likely, things have made a u-turn in the past week and the Metro is reporting that the Spaniard’s agent is looking to reassure Barca that Fabregas does not want to leave.
The midfielder is represented by Darren Dein – son of former Arsenal vice-chairman David – and the agent has decided it was necessary to meet with the directors at the Nou Camp to reassure them of the 26-year-old’ commitment to the club.
Despite Fabregas posting on social network Twitter about the player’s excitement at returning to Catalonia after the Confederations Cup, speculation is still rife the Spain international will leave for Old Trafford.
After successful medical tests this morning, I’m ready and looking forward to the 7pm training with all the guys! #fcblive
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) July 29, 2013
According to the Sun, the midfield ace is also once again talking to the elusive and infamous ‘friends’ – the same ones who revealed Fabregas wanted to leave Barca presumably.
Well now they’ve revealed that the former Gunner has been blabbing again, although this time he wants to stay and fight for his place with the Catalans.
Not that any of this is deterring new manager David Moyes however, who is due to meet with chief executive Ed Woodward this week to decide whether to place a third bid for the player of around £35m, reports the Guardian.
Woodward flew home early from the club’s tour of Australia and the far-east to start negotiations with Barca, but the Red Devils’ first two bids were rejected.
Now the pair will have to sit down and decide whether they want to place a club record bid of £35m, or instead turn their attention to other options.